The winners in the first Digital Labels & Packaging Awards competition have been revealed, with QLM Vietnam taking home the Supreme Award.

Across the 10 main categories, entries were received from the UK, across Europe, the US, and Australia and New Zealand.

Taking home the very first Digital Labels & Packaging Award was Eclipse Labels, which won the ‘Excellence in inkjet’ category, sponsored by Mark Andy.

‘Excellence in toner’ was claimed by QLM Vietnam. This category was sponsored by Xeikon.

Next up, ‘Excellence with hybrid printing’, sponsored by Bobst, was won by ASL Print FX.

‘Excellence in finishing and embellishment’, sponsored by A B Graphic International, went to MCC North America Wine & Spirits.

Taking home the ‘Excellence in design’ trophy was MCC Clydebank Scotland. BPIF was the category sponsor.

Hally Labels New Zealand was the recipient of the ‘Excellence in sustainability’ award, sponsored by gold sponsor HP.

’Application excellence – primary packaging’, sponsored by Gallus, was awarded to ePac UK Silverstone. 

‘Application excellence – secondary packaging’ was claimed by Cepac, and presented by Inca as category sponsor.

In the Dantex sponsored ‘Analogue-to-digital’ category, Haney took home the prize.

‘Innovation’ sponsored by EFI, was another win for QLM Vietnam, who then went on to claim the Supreme Award.

David Pittman, editor of Digital Labels & Packaging, commented, ‘The inaugural Digital Labels & Packaging Awards proved to be every bit of the success it was expected to be. Digital printers and converters from around the world were given the platform they deserve to promote themselves and their work, and grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Thank you to all those who took the time and effort to enter, praise for all those who were nominated, and congratulations to all the winners.

‘The rip-roaring awards ceremony confirmed what I, as the editor of Digital Labels & Packaging and a package printing aficionado, know – that printing and packaging is the place to be in B2B, with digital very much at the centre of today and tomorrow’s industry.

‘I look forward to doing it all again in 2023 when the Digital Labels & Packaging Awards will return.’

Read more about the awards, the winners, and the ceremony in the July/August issue of Digital Labels & Packaging; register here to receive the magazine